Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month or so, you’ve seen the now-infamous Peloton commercial and you’ve heard all the blowback regarding the ad.
You know the one…
this ad is making me lose my goddamn mind pic.twitter.com/GXgypRkFOg
— Sam (@SamuelMoen) December 1, 2019
People are upset that the commercial sends the wrong message to women and that it is passive-aggressive about weight issues.
Let’s see what folks on Twitter had to say about this…
1. Come on…
Look I don’t want to be “The Peloton Ad Guy” anymore but the newest commercial about the vlogging 116 lb woman’s YEARLONG fitness journey to becoming a 112 lb woman who says “I didn’t realize how much this would change me” is just ri-god-damn-diculous. Come on.
— Clue Heywood (@ClueHeywood) November 25, 2019
2. They’re gonna be very busy…
Peloton is legally required to repossess your bike if at least one wall of your house isn’t entirely windows
— the drake gatsby ? (@DrakeGatsby) December 4, 2019
3. That’s your problem.
everyone’s mad at peloton because you can’t use it to ride to the ice cream store. sorry but i ride my peloton to the ice cream store every day. if you’re not pedaling hard enough that’s a you problem
— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) December 4, 2019
4. Oh won’t you please take me home!!
? Take me down to the Peloton city where the wives are lean and the men are shitty ?
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) December 3, 2019
5. Get Out!
— Honorable Rod Shaw (@aswadrodz) December 3, 2019
6. Nothing at all.
the peloton ad is perfect and good and there is nothing wrong with a surveillance hamster wheel in your home
— sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) December 4, 2019
7. She does look a little down.
The lady in the Peloton ad has Perpetually Sad Eyebrows and that is 100% of the reason why the ad is problematic
— Helen Rosner (@hels) December 4, 2019
Peloton responds to ad criticism: “Stop the mean tweets by midnight or we will never release her.”
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) December 4, 2019
9. I’ll take it!
if any one of your husbands wants to buy me a peloton i will not be offended
— David Mack (@davidmackau) December 4, 2019
— 26.2 Miler (@ChristinePThoma) December 3, 2019
11. Do you need help?
I’d ask that woman in the Peloton commercial to blink twice if she needs help, but her husband already botoxed her eyelids for her birthday.
— Seth C. Payne (@SethCPayne) December 3, 2019
12. She’s terrified.
The face you make when your day requires videoing your workout, keeping floor to ceiling windows spotless, and hoping your kid doesn’t spill anything on the white furniture #peloton pic.twitter.com/4xe2YvcMUF
— Katie Kohler (@kkohler1129) December 3, 2019
13. An alternate universe.
An alternate commercial where he buys his wife a bicycle instead of a Peloton, and introduces her to bike Twitter. A year later she plays him videos of clownishly incompetent drivers, terrible bike infrastructure, and beautiful sunsets.
— David Wagoner (@dfwagoner) December 4, 2019
14. I’ll be waiting…
— Commander Pebbles ?️? (@PebblesCousin) December 3, 2019
15. Both stuck in less-than-ideal situations.
Peloton ad girl and Bill O'Reilly's corgi have the same energy. pic.twitter.com/JtxiGJoL5P
— Vas Drimalitis (@vasdrimalitis) December 4, 2019
What are your thoughts about this commercial and the controversy surrounding it?